Ekalavya Model Residential
Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) across India are under the initiative of the Central Government of India. They have been set up in the tribal areas of various states of India. These schools provide a unique opportunity for the backward sections of the society to get completely free-education from class VI to Class X.
The Central Government, through the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh, has taken initiative to start a couple of EMRS in Arunachal Pradesh. The Govt. invited Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas to manage one of its EMRS located at Bana in East Kameng district. It was started in the year 2009. It is of residential nature with separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls. Day-scholars are not admitted in this school. Admissions are available in class VI, and seats are filled by representations from all districts of Arunachal Pradesh.